The Well-Dressed Sportsman

Whether you want to stand out in a crowd or hide from wild game, you’ll find the best of both worlds in our annual review of new apparel, footwear, and accessories.

PURDEY
The new Men’s Cotton Ventile Grouse Jacket incorporates Purdey quality with modern, innovative craftsmanship. The natural properties of Ventile come to life in this mid-weight, highly rain-resistant coat. Features include practical pockets both inside and out, foldaway hood, and generously cut sleeves for ease of mount.

www.purdey.com

 

BLASER

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The Argali Knitted/Fleece Jacket Jonas has a water- and dirt-repellent fleece and Argali outer fabric with a Teflon finish to create a striking look. Other features include a two-way zipper covered with chin protection, stand-up collar, fleece-lined, elastic cuffs and collar, two fleece-lined slit pockets with zipper, and an adjustable waistband through elastic drawstring. The high collar is lined with soft fleece.

www.blaserusa.com

 

BROWNING

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The new Bridger Shooting Jacket features a warm, wool body, polyester shooting patch, and contrasting overlays. A stand-up, zip-through collar, zipper hand-warmer pockets, and a zipper pocket on the left arm and chest are included. There’s also a sewn-in recoil pad pocket that fits Browning’s Reactar G2 pad (REcoil ACTion ARestor, sold separately). Available in Loden/Brown and Black/Gray color combinations in sizes S-3XL.

www.browning.com

 

KEVIN’S

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The Ladies Huntress Collection is designed for function and comfort in the field, yet feminine and elegant for a great look. Made of 100 percent cotton with two percent stretch, the Field Vest has removable recoil pads. The Huntress Field Pant is double-faced with Jodhpur-style stitching inside the legs. Both available in black and khaki.

www.kevinscatalog.com

 

WESTLEY RICHARDS

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Westley Richards’ new shooting stockings are hand-knitted by Wendy Keith, Royal Warrant holder from the Prince of Wales for shooting hosiery. These luxurious socks are crafted from the finest cashmerino and baby alpaca yarns. Available in six designs and 20 colors, the stocks are soft to the touch yet fit for purpose in the field. Each pair is delivered in a beautiful presentation package.

www.westleyrichards.com

 

AFRICAN SPORTING CREATIONS

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The Crocodile Safari boot from Courteney features the beautiful and durable hide of this apex predator. Boots costing twice as much often use far less crocodile hide and have to be custom made. Casual rubber-cleat sole makes this model ideal for the office or a night on the town. Available in men’s sizes 8-12.

www.africansportingcreations.com

 

GASTON GLOCK STYLE

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The new Quilted Loden Jacket is cut from extra-fine merino wool that is traditionally processed into a soft, water-resistant material that won’t scratch sensitive skin. A rich burgundy inner lining adds an elegant touch. The quilting keeps you warm without adding bulk. Made in Europe.

www.gastonglockstyle.com

 

RUSSELL MOCCASIN

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Fully leather lined and 5½ inches tall, the Classic Chukka is cut from imported pebble-grain leather. It has a treated oak leather midsole for more flexibility and longer wear, and a Dainite Rubber outsole. Made in Britain since 1894, the Dainite Sole remains one of the most popular soles in a world of ever-increasing change. The chukka’s timeless styling is as superbly practical and functional today as it was a hundred years ago.

www.russellmoccasin.com

 

BRAEVAL

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BraeVal’s Shepherd’s Tweed is woven in a traditional woolen, 15-ounce-per-yard herringbone construction to provide superior durability, wicking, and wind protection. Made from all-natural fibers spun and woven in the British Isles the old fashion way, each Shepherd’s Tweed is hand cut and tailored for an active fit.

www.braeval.net

 

BERETTA GALLERIES

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Beretta used the finest Italian cotton moleskin from Duca Visconti di Modrone to create this classic grouse hunting vest. The vest is lined with CoolMax to help stabilize the hunter’s body temperature. The Country Moleskin collection is a range of products developed in the classic Beretta style. Additional styles in moleskin include a jacket and pants with a modern design and fit. Available exclusively at Beretta Gallery New York and Dallas.

Call (212) 319-3235.

 

Filson

Waterproof Uplander Boot
The Waterproof Upland Boot is made with full-grain, heavyweight, oil-tanned leather. Removable foot-conforming cork insole and quick-drying, insulated lining dissipate moisture continuously throughout the day. The Vibram rubber sole provides no-slip grip and cushioned comfort.

www.filson.com

 

Barbour Peregrine Jacket

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Designed for fit and functionality, the Barbour Sporting collection showcases versatile garments produced via the latest technical innovations. Waterproof jackets with articulated sleeves for freedom of movement sit alongside knits, shirts, and trousers that are comfortable to wear while providing superior protection and performance, whatever the sporting activity.

www.barbour.com

 

SCHNEE’S

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Made at Schnee’s in Bozeman, Montana, the new Hunter II combines the peak performance of an all-leather mountain hiking boot with the warmth and comfort of a pac boot. The Hunter II is handcrafted of select oil-tanned cowhide with 100 percent brass hardware. The boot also features Schnee’s exclusive Advantage high-traction air-bob, cleated Goodyear rubber outsole, and a hand-made, removable quilted liner made of moisture-wicking Cambrelle.

www.schnees.com

 

BALL AND BUCK

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Made from 10-ounce Signature Canvas, the Upland Edition of the Field Grade Hunter’s shirt is designed with dual-reinforced shooting shoulders, making it ideal for either a lefty or righty. Interior mesh pockets accept any recoil pad, and the reinforced elbow patches allow you to get low while deep in the brush.

www.ballandbuck.com

 

BERETTA USA

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An updated take on a classic, the American Upland Shirt is made of durable parachute cotton with ripstop, blaze-orange panels to keep you safe. A classic fit for the true gentleman hunter, it also features a fully lined game pouch with front and rear access.

www.berettausa.com

 

BERETTA USA

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Light and supportive, the Norland Nubuck Boot incorporates award-winning, trail-running shoe technology. The boot features Vibram non-slip rubber soles for grip on any terrain. Anti-odor, breathable, and moisture-wicking Ortholite high-performance insoles provide cushioning for all-day comfort. It also has a Gore-Tex waterproof, breathable lining.

www.berettausa.com

 

BOYT HARNESS

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For its Moleskin Shirt, Boyt starts with a densely woven cotton that is resistant to wind and abrasion, and then machine-shears one side to create a soft, short pile. The end result makes for a shirt that is tough and durable with a rich, comfortable feel against the skin. An ultra-suede shooting pad adds style and practicality.

www.boytharness.com

 

CONCEALED CARRIE

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The new leather ostrich-printed tablet case is designed for those who want to travel light but don’t want to compromise fashion or function. The smooth, padded leather tablet case comes with a shoulder strap and easel that easily props into two positions. Additional double-zippered conceal and carry compartment includes removable and adjustable universal Hook-and-Loop holster for secured and easy ambidextrous access.

www.concealedcarrie.com

 

BLASER USA

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The Woven Fur Blanket is made of high-quality, washable, processed faux fur. The cozy fleece backing will provide a feeling of warmth and pure luxury on the sofa or in the hunting lodge.

www.blaserusa.com

 

BUFFALO WOOL

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Look for genuine Buffalo Gold, Herd Wear, and Buffalo Wool Company brands. Buffalo Wool’s sock lineup includes products designed for almost every conceivable need—indoors or out—to keep your feet warm and comfortable.

www.thebuffalowoolco.com

 

GATORSKINS

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Originally developed for motorcyclists to keep them warm in cold weather, Gatorskins apparel has rapidly become popular in the sporting market. Gatorskin is lighter than paper, 3X warmer than wool, and 100 percent windproof. It also wicks away sweat and is water repellent.

www.gatorskinsusa.com

 

LOWA

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The Tibet GTX, LOWA’s top-of-the-line backpacking boot, is ideal for carrying a large pack while hunting in any weather and over rugged, off-trail terrain. It features a water-repellent Nubuck leather upper, rubber rand, and Gore-Tex lining. The outsole is crampon and snow spike compatible. Medium and wide widths.

www.lowa.com

 

EDDIE BAUER

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Designed as an all-purpose, highly efficient travel/fishing shirt, this buttoned-front classic is equally at home at a backyard barbecue. Breathable FreeDry polyester wicks moisture when the day heats up, while FreeShade UPF 50+ sun protection shields skin. Made of 100 percent polyester, it features roll-tab sleeves, a back cape vent, and articulated sun cuffs for added protection.

www.eddiebauer.com

 

DAVID MORGAN

Hickory Shirt

The Hickory Shirt from Prison Blues is an unusually durable work shirt traditionally worn by loggers in the Pacific Northwest. The material is tightly woven, snag-resistant, and 100 percent cotton. The buttoned-front shirt is full cut with rounded tails, and the long sleeves have two-button, square-cut cuffs. The back yoke is a second layer of fabric extending five inches down the back. Made in the USA.

www.davidmorgan.com

 

SITKA

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The Timberline Series is Sitka’s most durable set of outerwear, maximizing performance and durability when the stakes are highest above the treeline. The Jacket features taped Windstopper technology and body-mapped Micro Grid Fleece for superb insulation. The Pant allows you to move faster in more comfort with the next generation of bombproof textiles and a thinner, more rugged kneepad.

www.sitkagear.com

 

MUCK BOOT

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The Pursuit Shadow Pull-On Hunting Boot in Realtree Xtra provides warmth, durability, comfort, and solid traction in a versatile design. Rated for -40° to 40° Fahrenheit, the boot protects your feet with its quality Muck design.

www.muckbootcompany.com

 

FIELD & STREAM

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The Every Hunt Collection includes pieces that can be standalone garments in cool weather or serve as a base layer for additional warmth when the temperature drops. No matter the season, you can start your own tradition with this versatile collection of garments.

www.fieldandstreamshop.com

 

PROIS HUNTING APPAREL FOR WOMEN

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Gaelic for “storm,” the Galeann brings the ultimate in rain jacket and pants to the women’s hunting market. Ultra lightweight, waterproof yet breathable, the jacket has taped seams, waterproof zippers, and a storm hood with two-way adjustment. The jacket packs tightly into its own pocket for ease of packing and transport. Available in Realtree APX, Max1, and Olive.

www.proishunting.com